Airbus changes course due to US reconnaissance aircraft in the Black Sea

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American Air Force electronic reconnaissance aircraft Boeing RC-135V Rivet Joint - 1920, 12/04/2021

MOSCOW, 4 Dec – The American Boeing RC-135V Rivet Joint electronic reconnaissance aircraft forced a civilian Airbus A330 aircraft flying over the Black Sea from Tel Aviv to Moscow to change course.
According to the portals Flightradar24 and Radarboxtracking flights, the incident occurred the day before at around 10:00 Moscow time at approximately 42-44 degrees north latitude and 37-39 degrees east longitude.
According to reports, the civilian liner was forced to drop altitude.
As indicated by the resource PlaneRadar, the US Air Force plane, which became a participant in the incident, took off from the Souda base on the island of Crete under the callsign OLIVEW92. Later, while flying over the Russian border, he changed it to HOMER59.

© RadarboxFlight of an American reconnaissance aircraft

Flight of an American reconnaissance aircraft

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Flight of an American reconnaissance aircraft

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Flight of a civil aircraft

Flight of a civilian aircraft over the Black Sea

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Flight of a civil aircraft

Dropping by civil aircraft

Dropping by civil aircraft

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Dropping by civil aircraft

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Flight of an American reconnaissance aircraft
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Flight of a civil aircraft

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Dropping by civil aircraft

American military aircraft regularly appear over the Black Sea. So, on the eve of the Russian Su-27 and Su-30 took to the air to escort the RC-135 and CL-600 “Artemis” reconnaissance and prevent violations of the state border.
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu pointed out the activation of NATO countries near the Russian borders at the end of November. He stressed that in these conditions Moscow is forced to maintain the combat readiness of its nuclear forces and build up the potential of the non-nuclear deterrent forces.

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